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Meet wild dolphins and snorkel off the Wai’anae coast. Transportation available.
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We at Dolphin Star are excited to provide you the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet wild dolphins (nai’a) and snorkel off the Wai’anae coast, one of the most pristine waters in the world. Responsibly operating Hawaii cruises for over 50 years, your satisfaction, safety and comfort is our priority.

Dolphin Star, formally known as the Hoku Naia, is a U.S. Coast Guard certified 2-deck catamaran custom built in 2007 for eco-friendly dolphin watching. With her 149 passenger capacity and facilities, we introduced wild dolphin watching as a true Hawaiian eco-tour for all ages.

Wai’anae was chosen as the best location for our cruises. Shielded by the tallest mountain range on Oahu , its waters are not dirtied by rain runoff, creating high visibility and one of the most ideal habitats for marine life. Also, its distance from the city keeps it a secluded and unspoiled snorkeling spot.

Dolphin Guarantee: We typically see a few pods of dolphins (40-70) daily, with a 98% record of sightings in 2009. In the case of no sightings however, you will receive a “Dolphin Check” to cruise again (meal, transportation and snorkel optional).

Our Crew: of Captains and Certified Naturalists love what they do, and are excited to share their knowledge and create a memorable “dolphin experience” for you! In addition, they are trained beyond requirements to ensure your safety. Meet our ‘Ohana!
Our Commitment: We work with local boards and marine and environmental authorities toward the best interest of the community and environment. Learn more about us.

Which Cruise Should You Choose?

Dolphin Star - Dolphin Watch 9:30am - 11:30am
Not everyone loves swimming but if you want to meet wild dolphins this is the cruise for you! It is truly an eco-tour for all ages, from 3-generation families to small groups. Choice of with lunch (Create-Your-Own Gourmet Burger freshly grilled onboard) or without lunch.

Dolphin Star - Dolphin Watch Snorkel & Lunch 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Recommended for those seeking maximum enjoyment of unique Hawaiian nature. Best price for a longer experience! After a morning of meeting wild dolphins and a delicious Create-Your-Own Gourmet Burger lunch, explore the beautiful underwater world of Oahu’s best snorkeling spot!

Lunch Menu: Create your own Gourmet Burger lunch of freshly filled onboard hamburgers, selection of buns (freshly baked taro or kaiser buns), with all the gourmet fixings (grilled pineapple, avocado, tomato, purple onion, lettuce, cheeses), selection of sauces (teriyaki, spicy BBQ, tomato), Trio of potato chips (Taro, Maui Style, Sweet Potato) and Brownies for dessert. Vegetarian Menu available with 24 hours notice. All you can drink fruit punch is served. Additional beverages available for purchase.

What to Know


Check in: 9:00am or 11:30am at the Dolphin Star docked at the Wai'anae Boat Harbor.

Transportation & Deluxe Motorcoach Tour of West Oahu: Roundtrip motorcoach transportation via deluxe Royal Star bus features a comfortable ride, onboard restroom, video presentation, and mint & hand towlette service. Available from Waikiki & Ko'olina.

Attire: Casual. If you are doing the snorkel option after lunch, please wear a swimsuit, bring a towel and sunscreen.

Check In: 9:00am or 11:30am
Boat departs: 9:30am or 12:00pm
Food Served: Lunch only served on Dolphin Snorkel & Lunch package tour
End Time: 11:30am or 3:00pm
Duration: Varies by package
(All times approximate and subject to change)
Includes: Lunch, beverages, snorkel gear
Bring: Towel, sunscreen, cover-up, camera
Required: n/a
Location: Wai'anae Boat Harbor
Transportation: Transportation is available from both the Waikiki and Ko'Olina areas.
Parking: Bring parking ticket when Checking In to Validate and get parking at a reduced rate. You can pay for parking with cash or card at the parking Kiosk before returning to your vehicle. Parking will be about $3.00 an hour (for up to 4 hours) after validation.
Notes: • Please call for wheelchair accessibility
• Vegetarian option available with advance notice .


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This tour was awesome! The captain and crew were really nice and the boat was really beautiful. There were plenty ...

Rated by Charlie Bell

Dolphin Star was a great way to spend the morning. The boat took us all the way up the west ...

Rated by Cindy Brown

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